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Posts Tagged ‘congressional budget office’

Omigod! Operation Iraqi Freedom Isn’t Free!

Sunday, November 11th, 2007


Remember when the president’s economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey was fired for estimating that the cost of the impending Iraq War might reach, at an “upper bound,” 100 to $200 billion?

And former deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz, unwilling to acknowledge that the war might cost anything at all, assured Congress that Iraq’s oil revenue could finance its reconstruction? Those were the days . . .


“Let the Eagle Soar . . .”

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Iraq, Afghanistan wars could cost $2.4 trillion over the next decade = $8,000 per man, woman and child in U.S.

Appropriations for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and for the  War on Terrorism, in billions of dollars [Congressional Budget Office]Two days after the Bush administration requested $196 billion for wars in 2008 (up 30% from its February estimate of $145 billion)—on top of a $481 billion request for the Pentagon’s 2008 allowance (up 11% from 2007, and 62% from 2001) . . .